Choosing the Right PPE for Your Workplace Setting

Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a crucial role in  ensuring the safety of both workers and customers or patients. Here we offer industry-specific guidance to promote a safe and healthy work environment.


Healthcare Industry

In healthcare settings, the risk of exposure to infectious diseases is high. PPE for healthcare professionals should include gloves, masks (such as N95 respirators for airborne pathogens), face shields, goggles, gowns, and protective footwear. Additionally, specialized equipment like powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) may be necessary in certain situations.

Shop Healthcare Industry Supplies


Aged Care Facilities

In aged care facilities, infection control is vital to protect vulnerable residents. PPE for aged care workers should include gloves, disposable gowns or aprons, face masks, and protective eyewear. Proper hand hygiene and safe handling of contaminated materials are equally important in preventing infections.

Shop Aged Care Supplies


Food Service Industry

In food service, preventing cross-contamination is critical. PPE for food handlers should include disposable gloves, hairnets or caps, and aprons. Regular hand washing and proper food handling practices should complement the use of PPE for effective infection control.

Shop PPE


Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments

In cleanrooms or controlled environments where maintaining sterile conditions is essential, workers should wear coveralls, hoods, booties, masks, and gloves. The level of cleanliness required will determine the specific PPE needed.

Shop Clean Room Supplies



By selecting the right PPE and understanding the specific requirements of each industry, employers can ensure the safety within their facilities and minimise the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses and infections. Adequate training, proper usage, and regular restocking of PPE are crucial to its effectiveness in preventing infections. Together with robust infection control protocols and practices, the appropriate use of PPE will create a safer work environment and contribute to the overall well-being of workers and the individuals they serve.

Back to blog